Undergraduate (BFA) Open Houses - Maine College of Art

Undergraduate (BFA) Open Houses at MECA

Visit us for an Open House! These events are a great opportunity to see MECA’s amazing facilities, have a portfolio review, and meet with our students, faculty, and staff. Please see below for information on upcoming Open House dates for our undergraduate program.

Upcoming Open Houses & Transfer Days

Fall 2018

Friday, Sept 28
Open House

Saturday, Oct 13
Open House

Saturday, Nov 10
Open House + Transfer Day

Saturday, Dec 1 — BFA Early Action Deadline
Open House + Transfer Day
Register here!

Spring 2019

Saturday, Feb 16
Open House
times TBA
Registration form coming soon!

Monday, May 20
Transfer Day
times TBA

Friday, June 14
Transfer Day
times TBA

Friday, July 12
Junior Open House
times TBA

Friday, August 2
Registration + Finishing Day
times TBA

Open House Schedule

Our typical BFA Open House schedule is below. When you register for the event, we’ll send a confirmation and outline of the day.  A week before the event, we’ll email you a full schedule so you know exactly what to expect.

  • Check-In and Light Breakfast
  • Campus & Housing Tours — choose from one of the following when you register
    • Track 1: Ceramics, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
    • Track 2: Animation & Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music, Textile & Fashion Design, Woodworking & Furniture Design
    • or, take a self-guided tour! We’ll give you a campus map and you can customize your tour experience to suit your unique interests.
  • Lunch
  • Information Session
  • Optional: Portfolio Reviews, Housing Tours, mobile screenprinting station, VR experience, and meetings with Financial Aid, Student Life, Admissions, and more!

Register for an Open House!

You can register for all Fall 2019 events below. Check back for Spring dates, which will be added here in late Fall.

RSVP for an Open House at MECA!

  • If you go by another name other than the one listed above, you may enter it here. If entered, this is the name we will use for mailings and name tags.
  • You may bring up to three guests with you.
  • Each tour will see the facilities, Fab Lab, computer labs, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, and a selection of departments as listed above.
  • Portfolio reviews will be held in the afternoon on a first-come, first-served basis until everyone is seen.


Recommended Hotels

Portland has several excellent options to stay downtown. Below are two of our recommendations; you’ll find several other options through a quick Google search or on AirBnb.

Holiday Inn By the Bay

88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
When booking, ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate, these rates could change depending on availability (call to check for specific dates):
+ June 1–Oct 31: $159 + tax for Standard Double / Double Room
+ Nov 1–Dec 31: $109 + tax for Standard Double / Double Room
+ Upgrades to Standard King Rooms are +$25, upgrades to Executive Rooms are +$50

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

433 Fore Street, Portland ME, 04101
When booking, call sales at 207-770-2404 or 207-770-2403 and ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate.

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
Bookings can be made online with corporate code/SET# 552691
+ July 1–Oct 31: $209 + tax/room
+ Nov 1–Dec 31: $119 + tax/room


If you can’t make it on an Open House date, please contact Admissions to schedule an individual campus visit.

We encourage you and your family to come tour our facilities and talk with our students and faculty. Campus tours, personal interviews, and portfolio reviews are available by appointment. 

To schedule an individual visit, see here for more information on availability and contact.